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  • Baseballs Revenue Gap
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    Baseball's Revenue Gap

    Witnesses testified about revenue and payroll disparities among several Major League Baseball teams and the state of competition in the league. At issue was a blue ribbon panel report that…

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  • Oversight of the US Sentencing Commission
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    Oversight of the U.S. Sentencing Commission

    Witnesses testified about sentencing guidelines across the U.S. Among the issues they addressed were how the guidelines were being applied, reviews of departures from the guidelines, and…

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  • Oversight of the Wen Ho Lee Case
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    Oversight of the Wen Ho Lee Case

    Witnesses testified about the Department of Justice’s handling of the espionage case against nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee. They explained how and why the government agreed to a plea bargain…

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  • The Future of Digital Music
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    The Future of Digital Music

    Witnesses testified about new technologies for the dissemination of copyrighted music online, especially the Internet websites like MP3.com and the more recent controversial “file-exchange”…

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  • Continuation of the Waco Investigation
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    Continuation of the Waco Investigation

    Former Senator Danforth, special counsel for the Waco Investigation, testified about the preliminary findings in the investigation of 1993 siege and fire at the Branch Davidian compound…

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  • 1996 Campaign Finance Investigation Day 2
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    1996 Campaign Finance Investigation Day 2

    The Judiciary Committee interrogated Attorney General Reno on her policies related to investigating Democratic campaign finances. Republicans have demanded that an independent counsel be…

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  • Improving National Instant Background Checks
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    Improving National Instant Background Checks

    The Judiciary Committee heard testimony on the effectiveness of “NIX” electronic background checks. While some senators and panel members expressed concern that the computer system has too…

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  • 1996 Campaign Finance Investigation Day 1
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    1996 Campaign Finance Investigation Day 1

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the Department of Justice’s investigation into the Democratic Party’s 1996 campaign fundraising tactics. Among those that spoke were current and…

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  • DNA Testing and the Death Penalty
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    DNA Testing and the Death Penalty

    Witnesses testified about two competing bills designed to ensure the accuracy of convictions in which the death penalty was imposed. The proposed legislation focused on the use of DNA tests…

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  • Campaign Finance
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    Campaign Finance

    Mr. LaBella testified about his Department of Justice investigations of alleged improprieties during the 1996 presidential campaign cycle. Among the topics addressed were the decision not…

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  • Counterintelligence Reform
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    Counterintelligence Reform

    Witnesses testified about how the Justice Department’s handles espionage cases and new legislation governing investigations of suspected spies. Among the issues they addressed were the…

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  • Identity Theft
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    Identity Theft

    Witnesses testified about the effectiveness and implementation of laws protecting the public from the theft of personal information, such as a Social Security number, credit card number or…

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  • Racial Profiling
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    Racial Profiling

    Police officials and victims of racial profiling testified about the disproportionate number of African-Americans and other minorities who are stopped and searched without probable cause…

    206 views
  • America OnLineTime Warner Merger
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    America OnLine-Time Warner Merger

    Mr. Levin and Mr. Case testified about the proposed merger between their companies. Among the issues they addressed were how they could maintain or increase the amount of consumer choice,…

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  • Enhancing Border Security
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    Enhancing Border Security

    Senators heard testimony on the security of the U.S.-Canadian border. Border security has come under scrutiny following a series of attempted crossings by suspected terrorists in the past.…

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  • Federal Law Enforcement
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    Federal Law Enforcement

    Witnesses testified about the strengths and weaknesses of current law enforcement measures and talked about future threats for law enforcement programs. Among the issues they addressed were…

    63 views
  • MCI Worldcom  Sprint Merger
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    MCI Worldcom / Sprint Merger

    Witnesses testified about a potential merger between MCI Worldcom and Sprint. Among the issues addressed were the state of competition in long-distance telephone service, consumer…

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  • CBS and Viacom Merger
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    CBS and Viacom Merger

    Witnesses testified about a proposed merger between Viacom and CBS. Among the issues they addressed were the growing consolidation of media outlets, maintaining diversity in viewpoint with…

    105 views
  • Clemency Decision for FALN Members
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    Clemency Decision for FALN Members

    Justice officials testified about President Clinton’s decision to grant clemency to several Puerto Rican nationalists involved in terrorist incidents in the late 1970s and early 1980s. At…

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  • Hate Crimes and the Internet
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    Hate Crimes and the Internet

    Witnesses testified about hate crimes motivated by information found on hate-related web sites. Among the issues they addressed were the Internet’s power to sway opinion, ways to monitor…

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